Colby Hall

Assistant Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Reading RULES in Kindergarten: Development of a Small-Group Intervention to Support Emergent Reading and Writing
Source: The University of Texas Health Science Center at H
September 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
EDIS 3221: Introduction to Reading Foundations
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to theoretical foundations of how children learn to read and write as well the difficulties some children encounter as they progress in their literacy development. The course addresses basic components of effective literacy programs and instruction (e.g., concepts of print, fluency, phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, writing, comprehension, vocabulary) with attention to needs of diverse learners.
EDIS 5740: Diagnosis and Remediation II: Grades 3-12
Credits: 3
This course focuses on intervention techniques for accelerating the reading ability of struggling readers. Instructional methods are presented in four categories of literacy development: oral reading fluency, comprehension, word knowledge (phonics, spelling, decoding, and vocabulary), and writing. Assignments are practicum based. Students learn how to match instructional techniques to assessed areas of literacy needs and how to differentiate instruction for varying levels of reading achievement. Pre-requisite: EDIS 5730